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UNI MEI Global Union

Identification number in the register: 82864476764-79
Registration date: 22/09/2011 18:58:14

The information on this entity was last modified on: 01/04/2016 11:32:19
The date of the last annual update was: 01/04/2016 11:32:19
Next update due latest on: 01/04/2017

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

UNI MEI Global Union


association de fait

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade unions and professional associations

    Contact details

Rue Joseph II, 40
Brussels 1000


Rue Joseph II, 40
Brussels 1000


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Oliver Roethig

Regional Secretary, UNI Europa

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Johannes Studinger

Head of UNI MEI

    Goals / remit

UNI MEI Global Union affiliates over 160 unions & guilds in more than 70 countries world wide representing over 375 000 creators, technicians and other workers in the media, entertainments and arts. In Europe, UNI MEI has 70 member organisations throughout the EU and other European countries.

The UNI MEI Secretariat based in Brussels serves as a point of contact for its affiliates and the members they represent in the increasingly internationalised creative industries. It is a clearing house for information useful to them, particularly that regarding binational or multinational productions, or movement of workers across national borders. It is concerned with issues ranging from ownership structural evolution, trade policy and technological change to copyright and neighbouring rights, piracy and censorship. It acts to exchange information about collective agreements, legal standards and practices.

UNI MEI Global Union represents the common positions of the categories it represents at an international level vis-à-vis employers and their associations and inter-governmental organisations, such as the EU Institutions.

The priorities of UNI MEI set by its General Assembly are:

To build strategic union power through implementation of strategic campaigns to ensure trade union rights and decent work in global and regional media and entertainment companies. We work towards a global framework agreement with global and regional media and entertainment companies.

To grow unions and give a global dimension to trade union recruitment. We will give priority to organising campaigns assisting unions through organising projects and solidarity initiatives to win union access, recognition and agreements.

To raise employment standards by

• Extending the reach of collective representation and bargaining to all workers in the sector;
• Campaigning for sustainable funding of public service broadcasting, film, live performance as well as fine arts in order to ensure the quality of employment and of programming in a changing technological environment;
• Defending intellectual property rights and efficient, transparent collective management of rights;
• Developing further the cooperation among affiliates with respect to working conditions with focus on equal opportunities, health and safety and training and
• Building regional and global campaigns directed at companies and industry associations and within social dialogue on those issues to work towards better common standards.

To make effective social dialogue a reality in more companies and countries and at sector level.

To represent and make the voice of affiliates heard in regional and international policy making bodies affecting the sector with focus on ASEAN, EU, MERCOSUR and WIPO in order to establish coherent and inclusive audiovisual and cultural policies that favour growth and good & sustainable jobs in our industries, to improve the protection of intellectual property rights and remuneration of creators, to work towards sound state aid rules in broadcasting and film, and to defend the status of workers and their right to freedom of association.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

The main EU inititiatives and legislative files that UNI MEI follows at this moment are:

- Digital Single Market Package
- Labour Mobility Package
- Modernisation of EU copyright
- Review of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive
- Radio Spectrum Allocation
- Review of Working Time Directive
- TTIP and TISA negotations







UNI MEI Global Union has issued and represented positions towards the EU Institutions on

a) European Commission Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union;

b) The European Parliament report on the above mentioned Green Paper;

c) The EU Orphan Works Directive;

d) the proposed EU Directive on Collective Management of Rights Organisations and

e) the Vitorino report on private copy levies.

UNI MEI has undertaken consultations with representatives of the EU Commission and the European Parliament in the areas of intellectual property, audiovisual and cultural policies as well as social affairs.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 2



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Johannes STUDINGER 29/08/2016 25/08/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

Region Country Organisation

Africa Cameroon SJEC-CM
Africa Cameroon SYNACOM-CM
Africa Congo, Dem. Republic CGSA-CD
Africa Congo, Dem. Republic CSC TRANSCOM-CD
Africa Congo, Dem. Republic FNC-CD
Africa Congo, Dem. Republic OTUC-CD
Africa Congo, Dem. Republic RAS-CD
Africa Congo, Republic CGCAM-CG
Africa Congo, Republic CSTC-CG
Africa Côte d'Ivoire SYNACOM-CI
Africa Côte d'Ivoire SYNAPP-CI
Africa Egypt GTUPPI-EG
Africa Ghana CWU-GH
Africa Ghana ICU-GH
Africa Ghana PSWU-GH
Africa Kenya COWU-KE
Africa Malawi COWUMA-MW
Africa Mauritius CAFTEU-MU
Africa Mauritius EPZWU-MU
Africa Mauritius GSA-MU
Africa Mozambique SINTAC-MZ
Africa Nigeria RATTAWU-NG
Africa Rwanda SNIC-RW
Africa South Africa CWU-ZA
Africa South Africa SACCAWU-ZA
Africa Uganda NUCCPTE-UG
Africa Zambia NUCIW-ZM
Americas Argentina DAC-AR
Americas Argentina SAL-AR
Americas Argentina SATSAID-AR
Americas Argentina SUTEP-AR
Americas Argentina UTSA-AR
Americas Aruba ABV-AW
Americas Bahamas BCPOU-BS
Americas Barbados BWU-BB
Americas Barbados NUPW-BB
Americas Brazil ABRACI-RJ-BR
Americas Brazil APACI-BR
Americas Brazil CONTCOP-BR
Americas Brazil FITERT-SP-BR
Americas Brazil SINDCINE-BR
Americas Brazil STIC-BR
Americas Canada DGC ON-CA
Americas Canada FNC-CA
Americas Canada UNIFOR-CA
Americas Chile FETRA-TV-CL
Americas Dominica DPSU-DM
Americas Grenada GTAWU-GD
Americas Mexico SITATYR-MX
Americas Mexico STPC-MX
Americas Paraguay SINTRATEL-PY
Americas Saint Lucia CSA-LC
Americas Saint Vincent SVGPSU-VC
Americas Trinidad and Tobago BIGWU-TT
Americas United States DGA-US
Americas United States IATSE-US
Americas United States NABET-CWA-US
Americas United States OPEIU-US
Americas United States UFCW-US
Americas United States WGA-W-US
Americas Uruguay ALPU-UY
Americas Uruguay APU-UY
Americas Uruguay AUC-GREMIOCINE-UY
Asia Pacific Australia CPSU-AU
Asia Pacific Australia MEAA-AU
Asia Pacific Australia UNITED VOICE-AU
Asia Pacific Bangladesh BBKOP-BD
Asia Pacific Hong Kong HKDLCM-HK
Asia Pacific India ARTEE-IN
Asia Pacific India FCTWEI-IN
Asia Pacific India IFTDA-IN
Asia Pacific India KFWATF-IN
Asia Pacific Indonesia ASPEK-ID
Asia Pacific Japan MINPOROREN-JP
Asia Pacific Japan NIPPORO-JP
Asia Pacific Korea, Republic NUMW-KR
Asia Pacific Kyrgyzstan CWU-KG
Asia Pacific Malaysia KSKSTMB-MY
Asia Pacific Malaysia RWBEU-MY
Asia Pacific Mongolia MPWU-MN
Asia Pacific Nepal NTVEA-NP
Asia Pacific Nepal RNEA-NP
Asia Pacific Nepal UNIME-NP
Asia Pacific Nepal UPSIN-NP
Asia Pacific New Zealand EPMU-NZ
Asia Pacific New Zealand NZWG-NZ
Asia Pacific New Zealand PSA-NZ
Asia Pacific New Zealand SDGNZ-NZ
Asia Pacific New Zealand SFWU-NZ
Asia Pacific Philippines NABU-PH
Asia Pacific Philippines NMPP-PH
Asia Pacific Singapore SUBE-SG
Asia Pacific Sri Lanka MEDIA PRO-TECH-LK
Asia Pacific Timor-Leste SJT-TL
Europa Austria GDG-KMSFB-AT
Europa Azerbaijan KHIDMAT-ISH-AZ
Europa Belgium ACCG-FGTB-BE
Europa Belgium ACOD CULTUUR-BE
Europa Belgium CGSLB-BE
Europa Belgium CGSP-RTBF-IRB-BE
Europa Belgium CNE-CSC-BE
Europa Belgium CSC TRANSCOM-BE
Europa Belgium LBC-NVK-BE
Europa Belgium SETCA-BBTK-BE
Europa Cyprus OVIEK-SEK-CY
Europa Czech Republic ITU-CZ
Europa Czech Republic OS MEDIA-CZ
Europa Denmark DJOF-DK
Europa Denmark DM-DK
Europa Denmark IDA-DK
Europa Estonia ETKA-EE
Europa Estonia ETU-EE
Europa Finland ERTO-FI
Europa Finland PAM-FI
Europa Finland PRO-FI
Europa Finland TEME-FI
Europa France CFDT-CADRES-FR
Europa France F3C CFDT-FR
Europa France FASAP-FO-FR
Europa France FEC-FO-FR
Europa France SFR-CGT-FR
Europa France SNRT-CGT-FR
Europa France SNTPCT-FR
Europa France SPIAC-CGT-FR
Europa France SYNPTAC-CGT-FR
Europa France UGICT-CGT-FR
Europa Germany VER.DI-DE
Europa Greece POSPERT-GR
Europa Hungary FFSZ-HU
Europa Italy SLC-CGIL-IT
Europa Latvia LKDAF-LV
Europa Latvia LSAB-LV
Europa Lithuania LRTPS-LT
Europa Luxembourg OGB-L-LU
Europa Malta GWU-MT
Europa Netherlands FNV KIEM-NL
Europa Norway HK-NO
Europa Norway NEGOTIA-NO
Europa Norway NITO-NO
Europa Palestine PAU-PS
Europa Poland FZZPKIS-PL
Europa Portugal SERS-PT
Europa Portugal SINDETELCO-PT
Europa Portugal SINTTAV-PT
Europa Portugal SITESE-PT
Europa Russian Federation KAG-RU
Europa Russian Federation PROFKINO-RU
Europa Slovakia SOZ SP-SK
Europa Slovenia SUKI-SI
Europa Spain ELA STV-ES
Europa Spain FES-UGT-ES
Europa Spain FSC-CCOO-ES
Europa Sweden TF-SE
Europa Sweden UNIONEN-SE
Europa Switzerland SSFV-CH
Europa Switzerland UNIA-CH
Europa Turkey SOSYAL-IS-TR
Europa Ukraine CC UCWU-UA
Europa Ukraine ZPTUU-UA
Europa United Kingdom BECTU-UK
Europa United Kingdom WGGB-UK

- Sector organisation of UNI Global Union

- Member of the International Arts and Entertainment Alliance (IAEA) and its European Regional organisation, the European Arts and Entertainment Alliance, EAEA

- The IAEA is a member of the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC

- The EAEA is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation, ETUC

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

10,000 €

0 €

no revenue from procurement

285,000 €

EU Commission, DG Employment - calls for proposals "Support for EU Social Dialogue" and "Information and training measures for workers' organisations"

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.